Caves and tunnels under the castle garden – Sintra, Portugal

Quinta de la Regaleira is one of the many beautiful castles in Sintra, a beautiful place in Portugal. While all of the castles are beautiful and interesting to see, Quinta de la Regaleira stands out because of its amazing garden around the castle. Visitors can wander around the many winding paths for hours, finding waterfalls, fountains and even a hidden cave system!… Read More Caves and tunnels under the castle garden – Sintra, Portugal

The best preserved ancient theatre in the world – Epidaurus, Greece

Epidaurus was a small Greek city that thrived in the 6th century B.C. until the 2nd century B.C. The city today is well-known for its Greek theatre, which is the best preserved ancient theatre in the world. Since the city is so remote, the stones were never looted. The most remarkable aspect of the Epidaurus theatre is the amazing acoustics, which are demonstrated over and over by the guides.… Read More The best preserved ancient theatre in the world – Epidaurus, Greece

A beautifully built city, rich in gold – Mycenae, Greece

In the second millenium B.C., Mycenae was a great military stronghold that dominated a large part of the south of Greece. The highlight of the Mycenaean culture was between 1500 and 1200 B.C. and it was at this time that a large part of the acropolis of Mycenae was built. Today, this acropolis is a famous archeological site. The walls that are still standing, show us how great the building skills of the myceneans were and the many golden treasures found at the site tell us about the history of the kingdom where king Agamemnon once reigned, who led the Greek soldiers during the Trojan War.… Read More A beautifully built city, rich in gold – Mycenae, Greece

One man’s ruin is another man’s treasure – Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Are you enjoying your holiday in Tunis and do you need a break from the busy city? Whithin half an hour with the train, you’ll be in Sidi Bou Said, a picturesque small town on the coast of Tunisia. A visit to Sidi Bou Said could also be easily combined with a visit to Tunis and/or Carthage, if you’re staying somewhere else in Tunisia. Especially if you like romantic small towns, this lovely place is a must-see.… Read More One man’s ruin is another man’s treasure – Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Rooms of porcelain and a private church – Madrid, Spain

The royal palace of Madrid is a huge palace in the center of the city and one of the city’s top tourist attractions. It’s officially the residence of the royal family, but they only use it for ceremonies and live in another palace in the outskirts of Madrid. Because of that, us tourists can visit the inside of this beautiful building!… Read More Rooms of porcelain and a private church – Madrid, Spain

More beautiful than the Disney castle – Sintra, Portugal

Some will love it, others will thik it looks like it was built by a child with a box of colorful building blocks, but I absolutely loved it! Palacio da Pena is a 19th-century castle that lies on top of a mountain in a lovely town called Sintra, near Lisbon. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders of Portugal.… Read More More beautiful than the Disney castle – Sintra, Portugal

The biggest aquarium of Europe – Valencia, Spain

Right next to the famous Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias in Valencia, there’s a building in the same style, designed by Félix Candela, called l’oceanogràfic. The white and blue building has a sparkling fish on the facade and it’s the entrance to a huge aquarium. In fact, L’oceanogràfic is the largest aquarium complex… Read More The biggest aquarium of Europe – Valencia, Spain